Proceedings of the Convocation

Proceedings of the Convocation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...ladies'"course of study should be prescribed by the Regents, and have their sanction. (That they would allow some margin for equivalent studies to be pursued by pupils of different tastes, no one doubts.) Again, it is highly important that the Regents of the University be present at the examinations of the academies. The fact that these ladies have passed a satisfactory examination before so disinterested a board of examiners, adds to the value of their diplomas. We wish to be distinctly understood that ladies who receive this degree from the Regents of the University, do so after the Regents have in person attended the examination of candidates for the degree. We expect by removing the qualifications for the degree from the professors to a disinterested committee, to secure better scholarship and more value to the diploma conferred. It seems to us that the Regents of the University are not now doing as much in the way of examinations and the conferring of degrees, as was intended when the board was instituted. (We say this without making any complaint.) We believe that the cause of education would be greatly profited if two or more of the Regents of the University should receive a salary and give as exclusively their time to visiting the academies as the secretary of the board now does to the necessary office business. We think that some member of the board should be present at the examinations of most of the academies every year. To this end we might better forego some of our Literature Fund, and have a member of the Board of Regents at our examinations, to make suggestions to teachers and trustees as each class is examined. We feel that the influence of such members of the Board of Regents on teacher, and trustee, and pupils, would be...
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595777
  • 9781236595775